Steelcase Receives Top Honors at NeoCon 2014

                 Steelcase Receives Top Honors at NeoCon 2014

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, June 16, 2014

CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steelcase today announced that its
family of brands and designers has won several top honors at NeoCon 2014,
North America's largest design exhibition and conference for commercial
interiors. Awards include three Interior Design Honoring Industry People
(HIP) Awards, four Best of NeoCon Awards and two Buildings Magazine Product
Innovations Awards.

"We are truly honored to receive these awards, and very pleased to have what
we do be so highly recognized," said Jim Keane, president and chief executive
officer of Steelcase.

Steelcase works with the world's leading organizations to help them create
places that amplify the performance of their people and teams. Among the top
winning workplace innovations introduced at NeoCon this year is Susan Cain
Quiet Spaces by Steelcase, a range of enclosed spaces designed in partnership
with Susan Cain, author of the international bestseller Quiet: The Power of
Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. These spaces address the
unique needs of introverts, who constitute one-third to one-half of all
workers, by providing places to focus and rejuvenate at work. Quiet Spaces
won a HIP Award in the "Places to Concentrate" category, a Product Innovations
Grand Prize from Buildings Magazine and the Best of NeoCon Editor's Choice
Award.

In the first annual Interior Design HIP Awards, Susan Lyons, president of
surfacing firm Designtex, was named Design Leader in the Sustainability
category, while the honor of Performance Wonder was awarded to the Steelcase®
Gesture® chair, the first chair designed to support our interactions with
today's technologies.Additional Steelcase HIP honorees include:

  oV.I.A. ™, an architectural solution featuring intelligent rooms, designed
    to augment human interaction by providing true acoustical privacy and
    elegant hosting technology
  oElective Elements®, a freestanding office system designed to address the
    changing workspace requirements in today's private and open-plan
    environments, supporting the needs of the individual, without sacrificing
    performance and aesthetics
  oRegard®, from Steelcase Health, a line of modular seating, casegood
    elements, space division, power, tables and even planters designed to
    maximize the experience of transition spaces in healthcare and education
    settings.

In addition, Steelcase received the following top honors from the 25^th Annual
Best of NeoCon Awards and 19th annual Buildings Magazine Product Innovation
Awards:

  oBest of NeoCon Editor's Choice Award for the Designtex + Wallace Sewell
    Collection, a range of wool fabrics designed by Designtex in partnership
    with woven textile design studio Wallace Sewell.
  oBest of NeoCon Silver Award in the Office Accessories category and Product
    Innovation Merit Award from Buildings Magazine for SOTO II Worktools, a
    collection featuring additions designed to address real estate
    optimization by creating compact, multifunctional work tools and storage.
  oBest of NeoCon Silver Award in the guest seating category for <5_MY by
    Coalesse®. Designed by Michael Young, the <5_MY chair is made entirely of
    carbon fiber, one of the strongest and lightest materials available in
    today's world of engineering and design.

About the Awards:

The inaugural Interior DesignHonoring Industry People (HIP) awards program
allows industry people to celebrate industry people, recognizing pioneers in
the design field as well as their solutions and creations.

The 25th annual Best of NeoCon awards, presented by Contract Magazine, honor
the top new commercial interiors products introduced to the market at NeoCon.
Honorees were selected from numerous entries in 39 different product
categories, ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies.

The 19th annual Buildings Magazine Product Innovation Awards spotlight the
latest products that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of commercial
buildings.

Awards:

  oBest of NeoCon Editor's Choice Award: Susan Cain Quiet Spaces
  oBest of NeoCon Editor's Choice Award: Designtex + Wallace Sewell
  oBest of NeoCon Silver Award, Office Accessories: SOTO II Worktools
  oBest of NeoCon Silver Award, Seating, Guest: <5_MY by Coalesse
  oHIP Award, Design Leader, Sustainability: Susan Lyons, president of
    surfacing firm Designtex
  oHIP Award, Places to Concentrate: Susan Cain Quiet Spaces
  oHIP Award, Performance Wonder: Gesture
  oHIP Honoree, Cross-Market Versatility: Regard
  oHIP Honoree, Design Solution for Collaboration (Small): Elective Elements
  oHIP Honoree, Flexible Office Solution: V.I.A.
  oProduct Innovations, Grand Prize: Susan Cain Quiet Spaces
  oProduct Innovations, Merit Award: SOTO II Worktools.

About Steelcase Inc.

For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped to create great experiences –
wherever work happens – for the world's leading organizations, across
industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including
Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Details®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®.
Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and
technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and support
social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible
through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations. Steelcase
is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2014
revenue of $3.0 billion.







SOURCE Steelcase, Inc.

Contact: Sara Whitman, 212.931.6121, swhitman@peppercom.com, or Katie Hasse,
312.350.0502, khasse@steelcase.com
 
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